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Song Parodies -> "El Trasho"

Original Song Title:

"El Paso"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Marty Robbins

Parody Song Title:

"El Trasho"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

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Battle at the Border

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The border city between Mexico and the United States known as Juarez has become one of the most violent regions in Mexico. Last year, foreigners wishing to visit the border area were warned by the State Department not to go. Currently, most of the violence is attributed to the overwhelming influence of rival Mexican drug cartels, which battle for control of the lucrative drug routes into the United States.

Source: Taken from various cable news broadcasts and news articles on the WWW and condensed into my own words.

Drug cartels in Mexico are violently competing with each other for control over the lucrative drug trade routes into the U.S. The violence is spilling over into the U.S. Cartel related murders and kidnappings are at an all time high and threaten the peace and order of U.S. communities along the southern border. The violence has spread beyond the immediate border area into the cities of Tucson and Phoenix. Phoenix now has the dubious distinction of being the city with the second highest incident of kidnappings in the world.

The problem began when Mexican president Felipe Calderon assumed office in 2007. Unlike his predecessor Vicente Fox, Calderon has declared war on the cartels. Fox's government took bribes and payola from the cartels to turn a blind eye to their criminal enterprises.

Many political analysts are predicting that Mexico's government is near collapse and anarchy is sure to ensue. America has a new war that is right in her own backyard. My family and I reside about 150 miles from the Mexican border. With this in mind I have written a serious parody about this situation.

It's quite a mess at the border's this hassle,
It's quite enough with this Mexican war.
High crime's defining a war zone arena,
Manic are they like hyenas hardcore.

Attackers ignite 'cause these guys' demeanor's,
Slicker than weasels while smashing in sculls.
Vigil should keep, cartels keep invadin',
Heaven above this is insane as hell.

Why's it allowed the drugs they rein in?
Piled in a rust bucket van.
Trashing and scaring,
Their stink's overbearing.
It's so "que lastima", [1]
Their world is their drugs.

Call the Rangers to

Challenge a fight for their drugs over laden,
Let them be damned, let the gun fire roar.
Their malice a cancer that's messin' on our street,
Can't ransom a ranger to trade for a whore.

Now is the moment to put down the violence,
Shock and defile evil greed come undone.
Distraught, enraged at the crimes of these hoods there,
Must now take up stance, we're under the gun.

Out with the crack whores and ruses they've ran,
Out them with forces, divide.
There's not a good one,
Lest dead where he stood son.
From black tar smack,
Way too many have died.

'Til the last trash is

Shooed from the stressed reckless towns gone el trasho,
Back to their home lands of old Mexico.

Smack from el trasho has made life so worthless,
Everything's gone to strife, everywhere's bereft.
It seems so wrong let these gangs keep invadin',
I'd love to strangle them clear unto death.

Let's battle up so away they will go,
Driving them out of the park.
Maybe the sorrow,
Takes bullets to bind free.
Tonight we disperse all co-
caine in these parts.

We're now past fear and

Damn it to hell is this puking el trasho,
Can't keep their noses down south there below.
They rub us wrong all those dope pushin' cowards.
Pound them to hell then let "La Migra" know. [2]

Off to the fight there be five hundred cowboys,
Leave no one left, not their cousins or whores.
Routing and rooting we can't let them get free,
We have to lay them out on the flat floor.

We want them dead, fully gone no appeal,
A sweep taking aim nationwide.
Though they are trying,
To stay in the battle.
They get worn weary,
Disabled and fried.

And the luck for

La Migra is on and they rise to the callin',
Though the clan's leery they can't stop arrest.
They be so quite rough, don't joke with or trifle,
They wear the bullet proof keep safe the chest.

Now they will go where La Migra can ground them,
Hissing they shriek as their squeals they decry.
Ladened they strew lugging arms that they buy here,
We must insist, these hyenas go bye.

[1] Que Lastima - Spanish phrase for "What a pity".
[2] "La Migra" Tex-Mex slang for Immigration or the INS.

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TJC - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Some truly scary stuff you're illuminating here Guy... And combined with our own economic melt down's reigning in of reasonable responses, there're just too methy worrisome variables in the mix these days
Patrick - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
You have captured the sense of danger I can only imagine you must feel down on the border. Last week five people were shot in one incident in Kansas City, almost certainly a fight over drugs. So it's not just a problem for Arizona and Texas.
Tommy Turtle - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
End our stupid War on Drugs = no huge black-market profits = no crime, no violence, no gangs. 555 for a crack (lol) job and topical twist on OS.
Guy - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
TJC - Yeah I wasn't methin' around with this one. Thanks for your comment.

Patrick - You are correct - there is no such place as "SAFE". We live is a violent world. Thanks.
Guy - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
TT - Our comments crossed. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. This parody has now gotten 36 views but very little comment. Must be the dark subject matter. "crack job" LOL. Thanks.
John Jenkins - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
TT is absolutely correct. The War on Drugs is a waste of taxpayer dollars that only benefits the Drug Cartels.

Very clever parody, Guy, with lots of good subs.
John Barry - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Beyond parody to reportage. Great job, as usual, Guy.
Leo Keough - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm a great fan of authors who can match the internal rhymes of the OS while maintaining the flow of the story being told and you did a tremendous job here!!! - 555
alvin - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
caramba...great job on a tough tune...cincos
Guy - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
JJ - I agree with TT and you. There is corruption run rampant on both sides of the border. The only way we are ever going to rid our country of this plague is to dry up the market. If no one buys your product you are out of business. Before China went communist they had millions of opium addicts in that country. The government got after the users telling them to get clean and stay clean. They get caught once using they rehab - 2nd time you never see daylight again. Could we do that here? Well yeah, but the cost would be staggering on rehab alone and the jails are overcrowded already. So in my frustration over my anti drug stance I spoke out through parody. Thanks for weighing in.

. Sir John - I know I'm doing right when I get favorable comments from you. You are a great parody author and to get good reviews from you means a lot. Thanks.

Leo - So glad you like my style. I've been thumped on messageboard parody comps for doing the internal rhyme thing way too much. But I'm going to continue to write this way. I have to like it before I can put it out and expect others to like it. Thanks for commenting.

Alvin - I actually like to take on tough OSes. I forced myself to do the Big 7 by taking on two songs that I thought I could never do These were "Be Our Guest" and "Blinded by the Light.". I'm a storyteller by nature and ballads like El Paso are fun for me to tell a story in parody form. Thanks for the "cincos"

Q: What do you call four drowning Mexicans?
A: Quatro-Cinco.

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